I did some research over the summer at a university and have a research paper and graphs to show what I did. However, I thought the research was rather more like “grunt work” and not very spectacular/substantial. Should I still send my paper and graphs to the colleges I’m applying to (MIT and University of Chicago)? Some of the other students doing research there actually didn’t think much of the projects they worked on either, but entered the Siemens-Westinghouse competition anyways, and actually made Semifinalist status.
<p>I would definitely send it. I sent mine and I think it was a huge factor, not only in my getting accepted, but also in the school i go to offering me a very nice merit scholarship to do research. </p>
<p>The only caveat is that you probably shouldn't send your work to a school that specifically states no extra materials.</p>
<p>If you don't want to send you whole paper (mine was 30 pages, i can understand this), you could always just send your abstract.</p>
<p>Good luck and congrats!</p>